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Welcome to International Hearing Dog, Inc!

International Hearing Dog, Inc's missionĀ is to empower individuals who are d/Deaf and hard of hearing by purposefully training specially selected dogs to alert to sounds, carefully matching these dogs with handlers who are d/Deaf and hard of hearing; and supporting the paired teams throughout the lifetime of the match.


From smoke detectors to name calls, individuals approaching from behind, and emergency alerts coming through on one's phone, Hearing Dogs provide their handlers with unmatched safety by alerting them to the world around them.

From welcoming new dogs in training to clients telling us how their hearing service dog saved their life and volunteers sharing why they are motivated to be Puppy Raisers to a novel training opportunity at a firehouse, May ushered in positive experiences and blossoming relationships at IHDI.

Being a puppy raiser at IHDI has meant so much to me! I am proud to be supporting the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community by training a dog that will provide them with a sense of security and safety.

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